Open Access Research Article

Filial Piety Discrepancy and Wellbeing among Older Chinese Immigrants Living in Canada: The Role of Acculturation and Living Arrangement

Received: 02 April 2024;  Published: 23 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403042


This survey-based, cross-sectional study explored the independent and synergistic effect of filial piety discrepancy (FPD), acculturation, and living arrangement on the psychological, social, and physical wellbeing of older Chinese immigrants living in Canada. A total of 299 older Chinese immigrants were recruited from community organizations in the [...]

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Leaf Mediated Curcuma sp. Silver Nanoparticles as Catalyst - Evaluating Their Antioxidant, Cytotoxicity, Para-Nitrophenol Catalytic and Photocatalytic Activity

Received: 29 April 2024;  Published: 22 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2403010


Nanotechnology is a fast-rising market in catalytic research; however, the production of eco-friendly nanoparticles remains a significant challenge. In this study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized from the agro-industrial waste of leaves of C. longa, C. aromatica, C. caesia, C. zedoaria, and C. amada at RT after 24 h, which was confirmed [...]

Open Access Review

Impact of Pernicious Chemicals on Geopolymer and Alkali-Activated Composites Incorporated with Different Fiber Types: A Review

Received: 27 March 2024;  Published: 22 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2403017


Over the past decade, developing geopolymer mixes to replace ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) composites has yielded positive results, leading to extensive research. The incorporation of fibers in geopolymers, besides impacting the mechanical properties, has also significantly impacted durability, mainly when dealing with the most pernicious forms of [...]

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Investigating the Relationship between Lipid Profiles of Stroke Patients at the Time of Admission and Their Outcome

Received: 07 March 2024;  Published: 19 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2403233


Hyperlipidemia is one of the critical risk factors for cerebrovascular disease. Many studies have emphasized that controlling the lipid level can decrease the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. In this article, we studied all types of lipids in stroke patients and wanted to consider any relation between lipid level in admission and outco [...]

Open Access Review

Blinatumomab vs Chemotherapy for Pediatric and Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Received: 08 February 2024;  Published: 19 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403253


Several therapeutic methods are used to cure acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Relapsed/refractory B-cell ALL (R/R B-ALL) remains the primary cause of death worldwide due to the limitation of cure. Blinatumomab is a bispecific T-cell engaging antibody used to treat R/R B-ALL. The use of blinatumomab for treating R/R B-ALL has shown to be very efficien [...]

Open Access Research Article

Kinetic Model for the Hydrolysis of Olive Oil by Lipase in Absence of Emulsifier

Received: 27 March 2024;  Published: 18 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2403009


Lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of olive oil has been studied in the absence of emulsifier. A simple mathematical model to predict the hydrolysis rate is derived from a proposed kinetic mechanism of the reaction. The hydrolytic reaction obeys Michaelis-Menten kinetics with a simultaneous second-order enzyme deactivation. The model predictions closely agree [...]

Open Access Review

Nutritional Profile and Topic Management for Wound Healing in Children with Epidermolysis Bullosa: What Is the Evidence? A Systematic Review

Received: 11 April 2024;  Published: 17 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2403010


Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by fragile skin that blisters and tears easily, leading to significant morbidity and mortality. Depending on the specific genetic mutations and the proteins involved, EB can be classified into several subtypes whose molecular complexity is compounded by the variability in mutation t [...]

Open Access Original Research

Elaboration, Structural and Optical Characterization of the New Ternary Chalcogenide SnSb2S5

Received: 29 March 2024;  Published: 17 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2403013


In this study, -antimony sulfide (SnSb2S5) thin films with 200 nm, 312 nm, and 431 nm thicknesses were successfully fabricated using thermal evaporation. These films' structural, optical, and photoanode properties were meticulously characterized to assess their suitability for photovoltaic applications. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the [...]

Open Access Review

Practices Used in Health and Social Services for the Management of Mistreatment Situations towards Adults in a Context of Gender and Sexual Diversity: A Scoping Review

Received: 18 December 2023;  Published: 17 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2403282


Research indicates that adults in the context of gender and sexual diversity (GSD) experienced more violence and discrimination than the rest of the population. GSD refers to all the diversities of sexual characteristics, sexual orientations and gender identity of a person or a group. To encourage the use of evidence-based interventions in health and [...]

Open Access Review

Potential Use of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs) in Pancreatic Damage/Cancer

Received: 13 March 2024;  Published: 17 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403252


Pancreatic damage and pancreatic cancer pose significant challenges due to their complex pathogenesis, limited treatment options, and poor prognosis. In recent years, the potential use of human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (hMSCs) has been explored to address these complex pancreatic conditions and develop novel therapeutics. hMSCs, known for their regenerati [...]

Open Access Review

The Biomolecular Basis of Gut Microbiome on Neurological Diseases

Received: 23 February 2024;  Published: 16 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2403232


The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract harbors many microorganisms, including viruses, protozoa, archaea, fungi, and bacteria. Altogether, these microbes constitute what we know as the gut microbiome (GM). These commensal communities have important implications for human health. They influence physiological processes through different mechanisms, includi [...]

Open Access Case Report

Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Child with Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study

Received: 19 October 2023;  Published: 15 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2403231


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a prevalent child and adolescent psychiatric condition characterized by substantial functional impairments. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has emerged as the primary therapeutic approach for managing mild to moderate cases of OCD in children and adolescents. Significant advancements have been made in applying [...]

Open Access Concept Paper

Applied Pragmatic Functional Contextualism: A New Epistemological and Theoretical Framework for Applied Mental Health Research

Received: 22 January 2024;  Published: 10 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403041


Concept PaperApplied Pragmatic Functional Contextualism: A New Epistemological and Theoretical Framework for Applied Mental Health ResearchEli Cwinn 1, *, Kayla Hamel 2* Correspondence: Eli Cwinn; E-Mail: ecwinn2@uwo.caAcademic Editor: Marianna MazzaOBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine2024, volume 9, issue 3 doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2403041Received: [...]

Open Access Original Research

Eryngium carlinae Extract and Exercise Improve Blood Lipid Profile and Skeletal Muscle Function in Obese Rats

Received: 08 January 2024;  Published: 10 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403040


An excess of adipose tissue characterizes obesity; it is associated with complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases due to an alteration in the lipid profile; this condition affects all tissues; even skeletal muscle is the most affected, causing its malfunction and bringing more significant consequences. Exercise has been described as [...]

Open Access Editorial

The Intersection of Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and the Microbiome in Human Health

Received: 03 July 2024;  Published: 10 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403251


EditorialThe Intersection of Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and the Microbiome in Human HealthGiuseppe Merra *Section of Clinical Nutrition and Nutrigenomics, Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy; E-Mail: * Correspondence: Giuseppe Merra; E-Mail: giuseppe.merra@uniroma2 [...]

Open Access Short Review

A Narrative Review on the Use of Eye-Tracking in Rett Syndrome: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment

Received: 27 January 2024;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403250


Rett syndrome (RTT) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder primarily affecting females, characterized by a spectrum of debilitating symptoms that impact neurological, cognitive, and motor functions. Eye-tracking technology (ETT) has emerged as a prominent tool in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, particularly for neurological [...]

Open Access Review

Scoping Review of Nutraceuticals Use in Mediterranean Diet

Received: 25 September 2023;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2403039


Mediterranean diet, considered key to varied diets, raises whether it is necessary to supplement it with compounds like nutraceuticals to obtain more benefits. A scoping review was conducted. Nine articles were selected that compared the effects of nutraceuticals on biochemical markers (such as total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [...]

Open Access Review

Causes of Chromosome Breakage and Mis-segregation Affecting Pregnancy and Newborn Health: An Insight into Developing Reproductive Health Preventive Strategies

Received: 19 February 2024;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403249


Chromosome abnormalities are a leading cause of pregnancy loss, developmental delays, and birth defects. These abnormalities arise from errors in chromosome structure (breakage) or number (missegregation) during cell division. Understanding the causes of these errors is crucial for developing effective preventive strategies to improve reproductive healt [...]

Open Access Original Research

Glasgow Coma Scale Scores and Impact of Delirium on Intubated Seizure Patients Treated with Phenytoin and Lacosamide: Retrospective Analysis and Literature Review

Received: 29 November 2023;  Published: 05 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2403230


Studies have shown that decrease in time intubated is associated with better prognosis. Delirium is associated with increased duration of mechanical ventilation and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) length of stay. However, there is limited report on delirium in intubated seizure patients. As per report, low Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) increased the risk of deliri [...]

Open Access Review

Hormonal and Physiological Manipulation Methods to Induce Polycystic Ovary in Rodents: A Review of the New Findings

Received: 06 February 2024;  Published: 04 July 2024;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2403248


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy causing non-ovulation infertility in women. Women with PCOS have higher levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, cholesterol and triglycerides but, in contrast, lower levels of follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) compared with health [...]

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